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NYC Trump Hush-Money Trial Set for March 25 as Verdict Expected in Trump Org. Civil Fraud Case

HeadlineFeb 16, 2024

New York Judge Juan Merchan ruled that Donald Trump’s hush-money case can proceed, setting March 25 as the start date for the first-ever criminal trial of a former U.S. president. Trump’s lawyers had sought to delay the trial, claiming it will interfere with campaigning. Trump will be required to attend the trial, which is expected to last six weeks.

Meanwhile, New York state Judge Arthur Engoron is expected to rule today on the $370 million civil fraud case against Trump for inflating his businesses’ net worth to obtain more favorable loans.

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